by Chris Davis
Mary Poppins: Aug. 15-Sept. 7
The musical adaptation of Disney's film about a magical nanny, her youthful charges, and the relatively low cost of bird feed isn't practically perfect in every way. But when the chimney sweeps are dancing on the rooftops of London it gets close.
Scenes from Mary Poppins
One Man, Two Guvnors: Sept. 26-Oct. 12
You might know the often told, often adapted story Servant of Two Masters? This English adaptation finds a new Arlecchino confronting the same old hilarious problems.
The Seagull in repertory with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: March 12-29, 2015
A Chekhov classic shares time with Christopher Durang's modern Chekhovian farce.
Kiss Me, Kate: May 8-31, 2015
Expect "Brush Up on Your Shakespeare" headlines when this vintage musical arrives. It's Taming of the Shrew with show tunes.
American Idiot or The Gospel at Colonus pending availability: June 19-July 12, 2015
It's heard to not have mixed emotions about this one. We either get the refreshing Green Day musical or the gospel inspired version of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, a Pulitzer Prize finalist created by avant garde director/playwright Lee Breuer of Mabou Mines. Win or lose this is a win. I almost hope for Gospel at Colonus. The original cast The Blind Boys of Alabama in leading roles, and I'd love to see how Memphis' music community might be called into action.
The Best of Enemies: Aug. 22-Sept. 14
A Civil Rights activist and a Klansman become allies. A true story.
The Fantasticks: Oct. 3-26
The musical that keep on musicaling musicals on.
Sanders Family Christmas: Nov. 28-Dec. 28
Mountain gospel and banjo picking.
Bad Jews: Jan. 16-Feb. 8, 2015
A dark family comedy about a death, an heirloom, and who deserves to get it.
Assassins: Feb. 27-March 22, 2015
Now and then the country goes a little wrong. Or so the song goes. Everybody who ever tried to kill a President is assembled in Stephen Sondheim's edgiest musical.
Tribes: April 10-May 3, 2015
A play about hearing and how we hear. It doesn't sound very exciting when you put it that way, but Tribes has been exciting audiences and critics on both sides of the Atlantic.
Seminar: May 29-June 21, 2015
A spotty comedy about serious, sometimes seriously pretentious readers and writers.
New works at Theatreworks
Playhouse on the Square is getting serious about developing new works. It's a good thing
We Live Here: Jan. 2-25, 2015
Mountain View: July 10-Aug. 2, 2015